ESCCA European Cytometry Certification Examination 

ESCCA is aware of the technical complexity and constant evolution of cytometry instrumentation and its applications, requiring continuous training and education. We also aim to help ESCCA members, and especially the young ones, to attain excellence in their work in cytometry, be it in the clinical or in the basic fields. In order to attest the level of excellence of cytometrists the ESCCA Education and Accreditation Committee has created the European Cytometry Certificate, which is now in course of implementation.

This European Cytometry Certificate will have two levels of certification: 

a) The European Certificate for Cytometry Operators

b) The European Certificate for Cytometry Specialists.

Candidates will be presented with some 100 multiple choice questions on a wide range of topics. At least 60% of the questions have to be answered correctly in order to pass the examination and receive the ESCCA Certificate. 

Conditions for exam application: ESCCA membership and 3 years of experience in the field.


European Certificate for Cytometry Operators

The following examinations are scheduled for 2020:

7th Prague School on Flow Cytometry - Practical and interactive course on advanced applications in Hematology-Oncology and Immunology
Dates: 25-29 May 2020. Day and time Examination: to be announced
Location: Prague, Czech Republic


ESCCA 2nd Summer School in Flow Cytometry in Immunology
Dates: 3-7 June 2020
Location: Kos island, Greece


7th International ESCCA Summer School
Dates: 22 June - 3 July 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain
More information about the School, and the exact day and time of the Examination will follow 


ESCCA 2020 Conference - Wednesday 9 September 2020
Time: to be announced. Location: Conference venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius, Lithouania. More details will follow in January 2020. 


European Certificate for Cytometry Specialists

This Level 2 Exam is being developed. More information will follow.


Preparation for the Examination

To prepare for the examination, please read the ESCCA Certificate Guidelines. This manual also includes suggestions for educational resources. 



Step 1. Read the Guidelines (see 'Preparation for the Examination)

Step 2. Have a proof of practice prepared (see Guidelines) - you will need to upload this proof in the registration form.

Step 3. Register and pay: click here



  • In the registration form you need to select the exam you wish to take (date/place) in the drop-down menu for the registration fee.
  • Please do not forget to submit proof of your practice as specified in the Guidelines. You can upload the attestation in the online registration form.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The personal information supplied in connection with the Examination will be held by ESCCA as a record of Exam candidates. By registering for the Exam you agree that ESCCA may use that personal information to contact you by email, direct mail or telephone, in order to supply information relevant to the Exam and future Exams.


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By accessing and/or using the online registration system for the Exam you agree to all the terms and conditions mentioned on this webpage.


Questions about the content of the Examination?

Silvia Della Bella, MD, PhD

ESCCA Secretary


Questions about the registration and payment process?

Babette Schmidt

Your Conference Support